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 Post subject: Mammograms
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:27 am 
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I know Medicare will pay for mammograms once per year however I'm not sure how this is figured. Is it once per calendar year or do you count from when you have your last mammogram?


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 Post subject: Re: Mammograms
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:52 am 
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You need to wait 11 full months from the date of your last mammogram so if you have one in June, you can't have another until June of the following year. Medicare does not go by calendar year in this case. There may be exceptions if something is discovered that necessitates a mammogram but not for routine tests.


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 Post subject: Re: Mammograms
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:57 am 
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If you are high risk in some way, not just finding something on a previous scan-say if you carried the genes for the hep2 type breast cancer, you can get more frequent scans. You can also get them done through other places, for free.


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 Post subject: Re: Mammograms
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:23 pm 
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JessieJames wrote:
If you are high risk in some way, not just finding something on a previous scan-say if you carried the genes for the hep2 type breast cancer, you can get more frequent scans. You can also get them done through other places, for free.


How would you go about getting Medicare to cover the more frequent scans? I had no idea that this option was available. What places provide free scans, if someone doesn't have a genetic predisposition?


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